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How much sleep does your 7yo get?

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Crawling Mon 01-Apr-13 20:02:06

ds only gets between 10-11 hours and im worried about whether thats enough.

ilovepowerhoop Mon 01-Apr-13 20:05:29

on a school night ds had lights off at 8pm and is normally up around 7am. At weekends lights off is 9pm and he is still up not much later than 7am! He is 6.

FullOfChoc Mon 01-Apr-13 20:07:26

She has about 11 hours, although she can cope on less. If I have had a lot of trouble getting her out of bed at 7.15 am I might try and get ther to bed early that night.

CorrieDale Mon 01-Apr-13 20:10:05

Ds is 7. Lights off at 8pm and up at 6.40. Well, he's out of bed at 6.40. I suspect he wakes up well before that. He looks like Dracula most of the time so we think he could do with more sleep but don't feel we can put him to bed any earlier. He always fix regard sleep as being the enemy, to be defeated wherever possible ...

Chrysanthemum5 Mon 01-Apr-13 20:13:20

DS is 8 on a school night he's in bed by 7.15pm asleep by 7.30 (except Cubs night). Up at 6.50am. So I guess about 11 hours a night. But he needs that much. Slightly later bedtime and wake up at weekends but again about 11 hours.

LynetteScavo Mon 01-Apr-13 20:17:37

DD is 7 and usually has 11 hours, sometimes 10.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Mon 01-Apr-13 20:21:00

Apart from a Monday (Beavers), he's in bed by 7pm and occasionally reads for 20 minutes.
He wakes about 7am so he sleeps about 11 1/2 hours most nights.

BooCanary Mon 01-Apr-13 20:28:00

6.5 yo dd goes to bed at 7 ish, but reads for a bit, and wakes up at 6.30. So about 11 hrs.

MirandaWest Mon 01-Apr-13 20:31:15

DD goes to bed about 8pm. Not sure when she actually goes to sleep but by around 9pm I think. Wakes up generally about 7:30 ish. So about 10.5 hours.

TippiShagpile Mon 01-Apr-13 20:33:11

11 hours. If he doesn't get enough sleep he's miserable. Ds1 (8) has about 10 and can manage on less.

vesela Tue 02-Apr-13 09:48:40

6-year-old DD has 11 hours (8.30 until 7.30). She can manage with 10 for about three or four nights, but then gets to the point where she can't cope with things (tears, everything seems like too big a problem).

NellyTheElephant Tue 02-Apr-13 14:58:56

It really depends upon the child. My DD1 was a fabulous sleeper from babyhood until she was about 4 ish. Slept 12 hrs straight from the age of about 8 weeks and then sometime between 4 and 5 she stopped sleeping. Bed time got later and later. She still went to bed at 7pm but didn't actually go to sleep for hours - running up and down stairs to ask us pointless questions / glass of water, crying, calling us, jumping around annoying her exhausted siblings. It was exhausting and maddening in equal measure for all of us. By age 6 I started putting the 2 younger ones to bed at 7 and letting her stay up a bit longer. By the time she was 7 (an still now that she is 8) she goes up for bath and bed at 8pm and lights out at 9pm. She loves reading so it's fairly relaxing and calming for her, but she is still rarely asleep before 10 or 10.30 (either reading with torch under bedclothes when she thinks I don't know or just tossing and turning), so she gets about 9hrs. I would say this is not enough, but clearly she doesn't need any more as having tried EVERYTHING we despair of getting her to sleep any earlier. She is in bed from 8pm, if she needed the sleep I guess she would sleep.

My 7 year old gets 10 hours, sometimes she sleeps for 11, rarely. All children are different and she's never slept for as many hours as she "should" have done at any age, but I rarely have to wake her for school, she wakes naturally at about 6am most days, so I have to assume that's enough sleep! Do you have to wake your DS and is it hard to do? If so try an earlier bedtime, but if he wakes of his own accord and is cheerful when he does so, and not tired/ grumpy/ "hyper"/ exceptionally stroppy (given he's 7 grin ) in the day time, I'd say 10-11 hours is probably fine.

PigeonPair Wed 03-Apr-13 12:09:17

My DS (just tunred 8) gets 11 hours on a school night and probably the same on weekends - bed slightly later but up slightly later.

blueberryupsidedown Wed 03-Apr-13 12:22:16

DS is 7 and sleeps 10 hours a night, we have tried through various methods to get him to sleep a little longer but that's all he needs. He's fine generally, sporty and very active so I think it's OK. A bit on the low side. He goes to sleep at 8 and up between 6.30 and 7.

NeverendingStoryteller Tue 09-Apr-13 21:50:07

My DS7 needs between 10 and 11 hours in order to function the following day. He's usually in bed by 8pm and is usually awake and wandering to the loo around 7am. However, I've noticed if he stays up later than 8pm, he still gets up around 7am. So, any late nights are usually followed by a nightmare less-than-perfect next day in terms of self-discipline. We try to plan a 'quiet' day for the following day if we know that DS will need to stay up late to save our sanity.

freetrait Wed 10-Apr-13 16:21:41

You can normally tell by their behaviour grin. If they are easy (ish) they are getting enough sleep. If not, try an hour or two extra smile. DS is 6.5 and needs about 11/11.5 hours, but he's always liked his sleep. His cousin has just turned 9 and needs a lot less and has done since he was about 7.

CPtart Wed 10-Apr-13 16:44:27

Lights out about 8.15, usually wakes between 7-7.30pm. Seems fine on this.

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